“What’s said on the ice, stays on the ice. Unfortunately that code is broken. And it’s unfortunate that it blows up to what it is now. You know, I’m not the first guy to do it, I’m not the last guy to do it. I’m not sorry that I did it. I’m a guy that, you know, plays on emotion and this is a game of emotions. Sometimes you make decisions out of emotion that might not be the best one. That’s what it is. I didn’t make the NHL because I accepted losing or I accepted failure. I think that’s what got me to this point and made me the player that I am. Other than that, there’s not much more to it. Like I said, I’m not the first guy to do it and I’m sure I won’t be the last.
“I can’t take back what I said. I’m not apologizing for what was said in the handshake. Like I said, it’s just unfortunate that what was said on the ice gets leaked out and blown out of proportion.
“I live by what’s said on the ice, stays on the ice.”
–Milan “Do You Know Who I Am?” Lucic (via Boston.com)